Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and proactive librarian to contribute to the management of the Libraries’ digital scholarship efforts, including the university’s institutional repository, DigitalCommons@USU, and other scholarly communication activities. DigitalCommons@USU is a thriving resource well poised for growth and deeper integration with teaching and research at USU. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in the extensive scholarly communication landscape including: digital publishing and preservation, open access, open education, open data, and related intellectual property issues. 
Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The Digital Scholarship Librarian works both independently and in a collaborative environment to educate the USU community about the creation and use of digital content with particular emphasis on DigitalCommons and the Digital Library. This includes promoting DigitalCommons@USU as a tool to curate and disseminate creative and scholarly work and advancing both DigitalCommons and the Digital Library as resources to enhance research and teaching activities across the USU campuses. This position also contributes to efforts to raise awareness of related issues such as open access, open educational resources, data management, and copyright.
·      Develop and implement scholarly communication programs and initiatives.
·      Manage the development and growth of DigitalCommons@USU and coordinate outreach to support these efforts.
·      Build and maintain collaborative partnerships with faculty, researchers, and other campus units.
·      Promote and support USU’s Open Access Policy and data management efforts across campus.
·      Promote the use of library resources as digital scholarship and support library efforts to integrate these resources into the curriculum.
·      Work collaboratively across the Library to identify and promote digital tools to enhance research and teaching.
·      Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.
 Required Qualifications:
·      ALA-accredited Masters degree (awarded or near complete)
·      Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
·      Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly communication, digital publishing and preservation, and data management
·      Demonstrated problem solving skills
·      Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities
·      Interest in learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment
·      Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
·      Ability to meet the university’s requirements for promotion and tenure
 Preferred Qualifications:
·      Project management experience
·      Experience in an academic library setting
·      Familiarity with rights management issues in digital environments
·      Familiarity with repository platforms
Salary is $40,000, plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation.  The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.
Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State University’s campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation.
Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.